Posts From the Pandemic

The pandemic persists. COVID continues. Kung-flu might get you. Rona got real. And I am still writing. Therefore, in keeping with the times, this page is a collection of posts on masks, social distancing, crappy rules, fear, and how people should deal with circumstances that just absolutely stink. There are three parts: This first post…

The George Floyd Series

To centralize the pieces I’ve written on George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, the three other officers involved in the arrest, Excited Delirium, the Medical Examiners’ reports, and anything else that might prove worth writing about, I’ve created this post for a central place to link to each of the issues. Feel free to share this link…

Immunity From Divine Judgment in Ancient Times

So, what do we learn? Seals, Eagles, and a particular type of tree are never struck by lightning. Also: Lightning does not descend more than five feet into the earth. Cool. Cool. Nice, but what relevance does this have today? Well, you’d be surprised…

Answering Theological Questions With a Perspective Change

The book of Hebrews gives the following description of Christ when it encourages us to have faith: Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that…

The First Amendment and “Company Towns”

Recently, we’ve seen a pattern of problems with internet companies. Things are not right. I don’t have to tell you what it is, but you know. Things get banned. People get demonetized. Posts get hidden. Ideologies get enforced. People’s right to speak gets curtailed. Most Americans want our rights to apply to the ACTUAL world…

Break-Down of the Motion to Dismiss All Charges Against Derek Chauvin

This post is one of a series. This post explains the Motion to Dismiss the charges (link here) against Derek Chauvin, filed on August 28, 2020. The links the to full case documents, including attachments can be accessed here. In short, there is a very good chance of success on the Motion to Dismiss. This…

So, Would Jesus Wear a Mask?

This post is the third in a series. The previous post addressed how to confront rules that are designed to improve your life, but have the effect of making you want to jump off a bridge. It answers the question “Would Jesus Wear a Mask?” Christ and Caesar and the Church Not long ago, Pastor…

When Life-Saving Rules Make You Want to Die

The problem here is that I don’t know which rules are more important than others. Science may give us some info on this. However, your location, your town’s population density, your medical history, and your age, job, or whatever else may be equally important. Just be aware. Keep in mind your area’s hospital capacity. Keep in mind your neighbor’s worries. Keep in mind your obligations. Keep in mind the legitimate authority of the government. Keep it all in mind, and then make your decisions.

So, to my readers: Wear a mask, or at least be ready to wear a mask. Learn how to be kind to people who have different opinions about what they value. Be kind. Don’t be harsh. Be ready to serve. Don’t be judgmental. Celebrate your freedom, especially your freedom to love and serve one another.

Of Masks And Men

This post is the first in a series about COVID-19. It’s about masks, social distancing, quarantine rules, and shut-downs going on in America. People are upset. Obviously. And they’re wondering why this could happen. This post is here to help. First, it explains the history of the authority of these laws. Second, it moves on…

What We Learn from the New George Floyd Case Document

It is clear that these facts will be fatal to the case against Thomas Lane, as it is difficult NOT to have serious doubts about his “aiding and abetting” a murder when video evidence shows he calls an ambulance and gives CPR to the allegedly murdered person. How do you aid and abet a particular action if you are repeatedly suggesting a different course of action?

The Black Lives Matter (TM) Marxist Revolution

As protests from Black Lives Matter (TM) move from declaring that “Black Lives Matter” to “Defund the Police” to tearing down statues, this may be difficult to comprehend. As I tried to explain before, there are certain tactics that are being used these days that involve lies. I wrote about how private individuals can use…

What You Need to Know About Elijah McClain’s Death

On November 8, 2019, Elijah McClain died after an encounter with police in Aurora Colorado on August 24, 2019. The District Attorney determined that no crime had been committed, and the case was dropped. But protests came, and even stopped city council meetings, and now in the wake of the post-George-Floyd activism, a special prosecutor…

A New Form of Assault: The “Seattle Karen.”

The next thing to notice is that this woman was definitely afraid, and her reaction may have been more than what was warranted. But it’s important to note that she wasn’t irrationally afraid. She stated what she was worried about at the very beginning of the video, and it happened.